This is a pilot study of a new 9-session individually delivered cognitive behavioral intervention targeting sexual minority stress. In this study, 40 HIV+ men sexual minority men will be recruited for the study then will be randomly assigned to either the new 9 session intervention or a writing task condition.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus InfectionInflammation
You can join if…
Open to males ages 18 years and up
Provide evidence or documentation of HIV positive status (e.g. a letter of diagnosis or medication bottles with matched photo ID)
Be English speaking
Be able to consent
Sexual activity with a man in the 3 years prior to initial contact or identification as gay or bisexual
Not currently be enrolled in formal substance abuse treatment
Report at least one occasion of drinking 5 or more drinks or of using an illicit substance in the previous 3 months, but not meet criteria for a severe substance use disorder.
You CAN'T join if...
Presence of a severe substance use disorder
Presence of current symptoms consistent with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which would indicate that an intervention targeting these symptoms would be more appropriate.
University of California, San Franciscoaccepting new patients San Francisco, California, 94143, United States